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Prairie Ridge Common Core Parent Information Night In Partnership with PTA September 19, 2012. What are the Common Core Standards?. A set of common standards for nearly all states—48 to be exact A framework for curriculum, instruction, and assessment development www.corestandards.org.

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prairie ridge common core parent information night in partnership with pta september 19 2012

Prairie Ridge Common Core Parent Information NightIn Partnership with PTA September 19, 2012

what are the common core standards
What are the Common Core Standards?
  • A set of common standards for nearly all states—48 to be exact
  • A framework for curriculum, instruction, and assessment development
  • www.corestandards.org
who developed common core standards
Who developed Common Core Standards?
  • The National Governor’s Association Center and state associations, along with feedback from a variety of other sources including teachers
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Why use Common Core Academic Standards?

  • It ensures children get the best possible education by providing educational equity throughout all participating states.
what makes this process different from other efforts to create educational standards
What makes this process different from other efforts to create educational standards?
  • It is state-led.
  • Common Core has the support of educators, as well as business and state leader associations.
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When will Common Core Standards be in effect?
  • Standards in Math and English Language Arts (ELA) are available now at www.commoncorestandards.org .
  • The date for full implementation of Math and ELA is the ‘14-’15 school year.
why are common core standards replacing kansas standards
Why are Common Core Standards replacing Kansas Standards?
  • Standards are fewer, clearer, and delve more deeply.
  • Standards are aligned with college and work expectations, so all students are prepared for success upon graduating from high school.
  • They contain rigorous content and applications of knowledge, using higher-order skills, so that all students are prepared for the 21st century.
  • Standards are internationally benchmarked, so students are prepared for success in our global economy and society.
  • Standards are research and evidence-based.
what will happen to the currently existing kansas standards
What will happen to the currently existing Kansas Standards?
  • Existing Kansas standards in Math and ELA will be retired.
  • All other content areas will continue with existing Kansas Standards, while integrating
  • Common Core Standards.
common core intentional i mpact
Common Core Intentional Impact
  • Learners,

NOTKnowers

  • Questioners,

NOTAnswer Givers

  • Confident Learners,

NOTHelpless Avoiders

why are the common core standards focused on math and english language arts
Why are the Common Core Standards focused on Math and English Language Arts?
  • These subjects contain skills necessary for other subject
  • areas.
  • They are the most frequently-assessed subjects for accountability purposes.
mathematical practices
Mathematical Practices
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  • Model with mathematics
  • Use appropriate tools strategically
  • Attend to precision
  • Look for and make use of structure
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
big shifts in ela
Big Shifts in ELA
  • It’s not Reading, Writing and Spelling in isolation anymore.
  • ELA is English Language Arts
  • All ELA subjects are integrated for more real world learning.
    • Reading (Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Literature)
    • Writing
    • Speaking and Listening
    • Language
big shifts in ela1
Big Shifts in ELA
  • Balance of informational text and literature
  • Complexity
  • Text-based answers
  • Writing from multiple sources
  • Academic Vocabulary
what about science and social s tudies
What about Science and Social Studies?

Science and social studies content instruction will continue using Kansas State standards, and is

embedded in ELA Common Core Standards.

This is meant to complement, rather than supplement, content standards in those subjects.

now it s your turn
Now it’s YOUR turn!
  • Be a kid again! You get to experience a Common Core lesson in your child’s classroom.
  • Participate in a Question and Answer Period